Set 1: d1t01 - Help On The Way -> d1t02 - Slipknot! -> d1t03 - Franklin's Tower d1t04 - Little Red Rooster d1t05 - Dire Wolf d1t06 - It's All Over Now d1t07 - Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues d1t08 - Picasso Moon -> d1t09 - Don't Ease Me In
Set 2: d2t01 - Iko Iko d2t02 - Playin' In The Band -> d2t03 - China Doll -> d2t04 - Uncle John's Band -> d2t05 - Terrapin Station -> d2t06 - Drums -> d3t01 - Space -> d3t02 - I Need A Miracle -> d3t03 - Gimme Some Lovin'-> d3t04 - Standing On the Moon -> d3t05 - Not Fade Away
October 17, 2019 Subject:
Just my 2 cents
This seems to originate as the same source that was used in the first Spring Tour 1990 box set. The reviewer below me is right about the vocals being a bit low. However, I also wonder if this wasn't intentional as both the FMs and the Healy mix show that the vocals, particularly Jerry's, were on the rough side for the show.
Remember that the Help/Slip/Franklin's was mixed from the 24 track professional recordings where you can downplay rough vocals on Without a Net. The vocals aren't quite this low on any of the other John Cutler DATs that I've heard from this tour.
As far as the show itself (aside from the vocals) is pretty good although there are a few odd moments such as Jerry not playing a guitar solo in Tom Thumb's.
April 27, 2019 Subject:
Good playing, but vocals are buried.
This show has great playing, but the vocals are very low in the mix especially from Jerry.
February 25, 2018 Subject:
This is how you open a show!
Solid Spring 90 show. Nearly twenty minutes of help/slip/franklin goodness to start (Without a Net). Other highlights from this show is the Little Red Rooster, second set Iko opener, China Doll sandwiched between the pitb and ujb, and the sotm near the show's end in the ballad slot. Terrapin is solid, but not nearly as good as the two previous ones from this tour. Attics encore (So Glad You Made It) is a treat, a really sweet end to a phenomenal three-night run at the Nassau Coliseum. (NFA also made the cut on SGYMI.) It's the only Attics of 1990, the fourth since its return after 17 years (last played on 10/28/72, it returned to close out the legendary Warlocks shows at Hampton, 10/9/89).
March 7, 2017 Subject:
The Dead has their most polished sound ever during this era. I mean that in a good way. Brent had finally found a sound and groove that was the perfect complement for Bob, Jerry, and Phil. The band was really clicking.
This show is a good example of that sound. Everything is very well played, and it's an overall good listening experience.
Although it's all very well played, there are really no amazing jams or over the top great versions of any songs.
March 1, 2013 Subject:
about the fact that if labeling requires the greater than symbol or an arrow that shows the songs belong to the same medley, then there should be no track changes. This is obvious for HSF and many jams. Aside from Without a Net, why is there not one copy of this show that has H>S>F joined without a track change? Thanks for the upload nonetheless. Love this show from start to finish. Great recording, also.
March 31, 2012 Subject:
Brent's rap/scat/solo on Rooster
Brent was on a ho nutha level at this point. How he holds that last note on the scat is fuckin' intense, and how he just commences to wreak havoc on the Ivory.
March 31, 2012 Subject:
Excellent both in performance and sound quality! Definitely the best source for this show among the soundboards.
April 17, 2010 Subject:
2nd Set Step into Music
It was one of those "step inside the music and help conduct the show" nights during the 2nd set...
Those were my favorite kinds of shows... I think the next one I had like that was during the summer shows RFK 1990.
Nice to say, I'm getting that with the Further shows a lot!!!
December 22, 2008 Subject:
A Very Fine Show and the Best Source
This is a very good 1990 show. Jerry is in fine voice throughout and is playing near the top of his game. This is around the first peak of the Dead's 1989-1991 Renaissance, so it's a must listen. Charlie Miller once again takes a cassette and makes it sound like a reel. Phil is very present in this mix as well as Bobby.
The show starts strong with the Franklin Triangulum. Little Red Rooster has Brent's verse, which he nearly spits out with raw blues grit. All over now, has a lilting country feel. Brent plays his B-3 solo with such passion, and Jerry stops just to listen. Bob cuts the solo off unfortunately. Jerry's solo answers Brents after the next verse. Set Two is just sublime. The whole show is a keeper. Get it.
March 4, 2008 Subject:
Playing in the Band->
Uncle John's Band->
Insane, Jerry sounding Sweet
December 24, 2007 Subject:
nicely done by the Fat Man
not a big fan of the 90's and I'm guessing Jerry was out of the hospital, and "Better". This show starts out strong but boomy audio makes me miss the '70's Betty Board Genius. Jerry's voice is excellent, with some special songs; China Doll>Uncle John very very nice. Standing on the Moon is also nicely done by the Fat Man. Yea, I miss him.
Mr. Charlie Dunn